Saturday, April 2, 2022

Bill Skarsgard To Play Eric Draven in Reimagining of THE CROW From Rupert Sanders

Bill Skarsgard To Play Eric Draven in Reimagining of THE CROW From Rupert Sanders
It looks like the long-awaited reboot of "The Crow" is finally moving forward, and the producers have announced a couple of major updates. The reimagining of the cult classic will star Bill Skarsgard, best known as Pennywise the Clown in the "It" films, in the lead role of Eric Draven. Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter FKA twigs ("Honeyboy") is also attached to star.

Based on the original 1989 graphic novel written and illustrated by James O'Barr, the revenge thriller is directed by Rupert Sanders ("Snow White and the Huntsman", "Ghost in the Shell") from a script by Academy Award-nominated Zach Baylin ("King Richard").

The original 1994 film was directed by Alex Proyas ("Dark City", "I, Robot") and starred the late Brandon Lee. The reboot has been described as a "modern reimagining" of the titular character.

Director Sanders said the following:
"The Crow is beautiful, dark, poetic and sometimes disturbing. It is a story of love, loss, grief and revenge. It is a great honor to revisit James O’Barr's iconic comic and reimagine The Crow as a foreboding voice of today.".
The film will be produced by Victor Hadida ("Resident Evil" franchise), Molly Hassell ("Braven"), John Jencks ("Honest Thief") and Edward R. Pressman ("The Crow", "Wall Street", "American Psycho").

Production companies are Hassell Free Productions, Electric Shadow Company, Davis Films, and Edward R. Pressman Film Corporation, in association with 30WEST. CAA Media Finance is handling the film's domestic distribution rights.

Skarsgard will next be seen in Lionsgate's "John Wick: Chapter 4" starring Keanu Reeves. Baylin is currently finishing up work on the third installment in the "Creed" franchise starring Michael B. Jordan, and the Bob Marley biopic from "King Richard" helmer Rei Green.


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